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good morning. striking libya. after days of targeting moammar gadhafi's troops in the field, allied forces attack his compound in tripoli, blowing apart a building and sending a message to the libyan leader. gadhafi's whereabouts remain a mystery this morning, despite his promises of a long war with the u.s. and its allies. defense secretary gates says the u.s. will hand over control of the mission within the coming days. however, questions remain about america's long-term exit strategy. disaster in japan. workers get another scare as smoke rises, once again, from that crippled nuclear plant and residents are now being warned about contaminated drinking water and food. this as the estimated death toll jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, march 21st, 2011.
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captioning funded by cbs and good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. >> following two very major stories this morning. first of which the situation in japan. all eyes on that nuclear facility in fukushima once again. this as reports as i mention a few moments ago, smoke emanating from that troubled reactor 3 there. and now reports of radiation levels detected radiation levels in both the food and the water in that safety zone around the nuclear plant right now. we're going to continue to follow this and have an update on the situation there in the coming moments. >> you mentioned two major stories. the other one, of course, that we are following is happening in libya. for a second night, u.s. and allied forces carried out air strikes on libyan government targets. one missile hit a building at gadhafi headquarters in tripoli. a top navy official says the
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attacks have hurt the gadhafi regime's forces and air defenses. defense secretary robert gates says the u.s. is likely to give up control of the operation to britain, france or nato within days. meantime, gadhafi is telling libyan tv his forces will fight on, saying, quote, we promise you a long war. we want to begin with cbs news correspondent mandy clark, who's in the rebel-held city of benghazi this morning. mandy, hello. >> hello. well, the allied air strikes have been a real morale boost to the rebels here. they now feel that momentum is back on their side. but the international help hasn't removed all the dangers on the ground. the battle for benghazi is not over just yet. overnight, elements of gadhafi loyalists fought with rebels in street battles. but the majority of government forces were halted here. on the outskirts of the city. coalition planes destroyed dozens of tanks and armored vehicles.
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the rebels heading west to the front lines were eager to show us the wreckage, scattered along the road. government fighters are believed to have retreated behind ajdabiya, 100 miles from benghazi. these rebels say they won't stop until they reach tripoli. first we go to ajdabiya, then we go to finally the capital this former soldier says. the fighters are pushing ahead, gadhafi loyalists remain. they were shooting at civilians from this vehicle. one motorist shot back and killed them. rebels later torched the car. >> they are surrounding the city and we are fighting them. >> reporter: these men were driving when they came under fire from gadhafi loyalists. there was a cease-fire, so we thought we were safe, he says. it's not safe for government forces, either. many were killed in fighting over the weekend. rebels are thankful for the
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protections of above, but the ground battle, they say, is one they must fight on their own. and that's the position the u.s. supports. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen, says the conflict here has to be resolved by the libyans themselves. erica? >> mandy clark in benghazi, libya, this morning. thanks. chris? >> erica, thank you. in tripoli, meanwhile, western forces are getting closer than ever to gadhafi himself, as they fire on his base of operations in libya's capital. cbs news correspondent mark phillips is in tripoli with the very latest on that for us this morning. mark? >> good morning, chris. well, the war is coming very close to home for colonel gadhafi here. in fact, come right to his home. he hasn't been seen for a couple of days here. his appearances have been by telephone calls into local tv station, inciting the libyans to continue to fighting on, saying this will be a long war. all the other stuff that we've
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been reporting. but last night was a very feverish night of activity here. the sky was laced with anti-aircraft fire. we couldn't see or hear any planes or missiles overhead, but we did hear at least one very loud explosion. and that turned out to be a hit within the compound that colonel gadhafi and his members of his family occupy, and big, fortified compound here in the center of tripoli. we were taken to see what the impact had done, and what it had done was destroy a building which is being called a command and control center for libyan forces. here the libyans are saying it was an administered building within the compound, only about 50 yards or so from the ceremonial tent that gadhafi uses to greet visitors and conduct interviews in. so, whether or not this was, and we're told this was not, an attempt at regime decapitation here, it certainly was a shot very close to where the libyan
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leader is known to operate from. chris? >> cbs' mark phillips in tripoli, libya for us this morning. mark, thank you. now here's erica. >> chris, we want to get a closer look now from the pentagon. joining us with more on the u.s. military action in libya, cbs news national security correspondent david martin. david, good morning. can you give us a better idea, we heard a little bit from mark there, but what exactly are the targets at this point? >> basically, they're targets of opportunity. the preplanned attacks to take down gadhafi's air defenses are essentially done. and so what's happening now is that u.s. and allied aircraft are patrolling this no-fly zone, looking for libyan ground units that are threatening rebel-held cities. and going after any location that can be identified as serving as a command center for those libyan units on the ground. and that is apparently what happened last night with the attack on that building in gadhafi's compound. u.s. intelligence picked up
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signals that that was being used as a command center and there was a british submarine off the coast of libya, and that submarine launched this cruise missile against that building. >> so, in general, not just that one particular strike, but in general, is this -- is the consensus so far that it's been successful? >> oh, sure. i mean, successful so far. but that's the operative word. i mean the air defenses have been effectively disabled. that means that aircraft can patrol the no-fly zone without having to worry about a surface-to-air missile being shot at them. and the forces on the ground, the libyan ground forces have no air cover. they have two choices. which is to retreat or surrender. but, how does this end? that is -- that is the question. how long does this take? and i think if gadhafi were to remain in power in tripoli, while the rebels got back all
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the cities they once held in the eastern part of the country, and you had a divided libya, i think most u.s. officials would call that a failure. >> we'll be watching closely to see what we are approaching in terms of an end game. david martin at the pentagon this morning. we want to look from the military operation to the politics of that possible regime change which david just hinted at. we turn to cbs news national security analyst juan zarate. good morning. >> good morning. >> that situation that david just laid out, saying that a divided libya would essentially be seen as a failure, what would be seen as a success? >> well, the administration is talking in two different ways. they talk about a limited mission, trying to stop gadhafi's march against the civilians. humanitarian mission. so, in some ways, success in that regard would be implementation of the no-fly zone, implementation of the security council resolution, and stopping gadhafi's march on benghazi. that said, as david indicated, the real objective here seems to be toppling gadhafi.
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though no one seems to want to talk about that. and certainly that's laying in the works here as we talk about the next step. >> and no one wants to say that. he's clearly not just going to get up and walk away. there are two things at play here, though. there was a lot of hesitation, it seemed, initially, about going in here, about there being any sort of u.s.-led efforts. because, once you are in, you're in it for the long haul, essentially. it's that whole, you break it, you bought it. so how long is the u.s. going to be involved here? >> well, clearly the administration wants it to be short and sweet. they want to limit this mission. but the reality is, once you're in, as you said, once you break it, you're in it and you've got to handle the situation. and it's not quite clear how this ends. if gadhafi stays in power, we're likely to see a cat and mouse game of containment. if he's toppled in some way by the rebels or some other active force, then we've got perhaps chaos on our hands, with a transitional council that we're not really familiar with. >> there's that. and there's also the threat that
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gadhafi has made about terrorism toward the west. how much of a valid concern is that right now? >> well, i think given the history of gadhafi, given the fact that he was responsible for the discotheque bombing in 1986, behind pan am 103 bombing, we have to take it seriously. i don't think he's in a position right now to start launching attacks, for example, on the u.s. but he's a cornered badger here and if he's struggling for survival, and if he's able to negotiate a stalemate, we have to be very concerned about his capabilities. >> we'll be watching it closely. juan, thanks. juan zarate in washington this morning. >> thanks, erica. >> now here's chris. >> now to the latest on the disaster in japan. this morning, workers were evacuated from reactor 3 of the crippled nuclear plant in fukushima, after more smoke was seen billowing from the facility. officials say radiation levels there did not increase. now japan's health member stri has found more vegetables and tap water to be contaminated by radiation. the estimated death toll right now has risen dramatically to
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more than 18,000 people. so far, nearly 8,500 are confirmed dead, and the world bank says rebuilding quake and tsunami damaged areas may take five years, cost as much as $235 billion. cbs news correspondent bill whitaker is in tokyo with more for us this morning. >> good morning, chris. an indication of just how serious this nuclear crisis is, well, it has now overshadowed the earthquake and tsunami. and just when officials were trumpeting small progress at the plant, today, another setback. ten days after a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami knocked out power at the fukushima daiichi nuclear complex, and once again smoke is rising from volatile reactor 3, forcing workers to evacuate. this setback, after officials had announced a bit of progress at the plant, success in reconnecting all six reactors to the power grid. with power re-established, they hope to test if critical pumps are able to flush cold water
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over dangerously hot fuel rods. but with reactor three unstable again, everything else is on hold. residents are fleeing the 12-mile exclusion zone the government established around the plant. on sunday, 21-year-old evacuee yugi tested negative for radiation. "i was very worried that if i had been contaminated with radiation, the children could have been affected, too. the children mean more to me than myself." now, a new problem. radiation from the plant is showing up miles away in food. low levels of radiation have been detected in spinach and milk from around the plant. farmers have been told they may have to destroy their crops. "i'm worried that if i won't be able to till this spinach then i'll have to throw it away like garbage, which would be very sad." low levels of radiation also have been detected in drinking water in tokyo, 140 miles away. the government insists the
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levels in food and water are too low to harm human health. many shoppers are worried, but trusting. "i'm not going to change my habits," she says, "i trust what the government tells us." now, the government is saying if they can't get those cooling pumps up and running, they may have to take drastic measures. the chernobyl solution. and encase the entire plant in for us this morning. massachusetts with more on the effort is professor matthew bunn, a nuclear expert at harvard's john f. kennedy school of government. >> good morning. >> we keep hearing about reactor 3 and it's continued problems. how far away are we from what bill just mentioned disaster measure of just entombing this thing? >> well, i think that idea is one that might happen in the
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right now the key priority is get all the feel under water again. >> what can they possibly do to get this situation under control? because there are some bits of good news coming out of this nuclear plant this weekend, but this is a real reminder of what the japanese cabinet secretary said, which is there are going to be twists and turns, even as they make progress in stabilizing these reactors. they've now got reactors 5 and 6 pretty much stabilized. 3 remains a huge problem. in both 1 and 3, the fuel in the pool -- in the reactor cores is still exposed. in 3 and 4, we still have major problems with the spent fuel pool.
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so there's still a major amount of work to be done, and they're likely to be there some ups and downs as we stabilize the situation. >> reactary 3 aside, we talk about positive gains, power had been restored at reactor 2. as you just mentioned reactors 5 and 6 are quote/unquote under control. may be over, those are probably not accurate at this point, there's still some risk of additional releases of radiation. but i think the fears that we had on wednesday, thursday, friday, that there might be, for example, a spent fuel fire that might release huge quantities of radiation, i think, are very much reduced now. >> all right. let's talk about some of the radiation -- the elevated radiation levels that have been detected in some of the food and vegetables, not only in the area, but as far as 140 miles away or kilometers away in tokyo. your thoughts on that. >> well, i think the fact that
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there's been detection so far away does suggest that probably more radioactive material was released over the course of the past ten days than we realized. none of these levels detected so far are enough to really pose a significant health problem. but i think this is something they're going to have to be coping with for days and weeks to come. >> all right. professor matthew bunn joining us from massachusetts this morning. sir, thank you. >> thank you. >> all right. it is 16 minutes past the hour now on this monday morning. check in with marysol castro for our first check of the weather as we kick off the week. good morning. >> good morning. and happy spring. >> yes. >> it's official now. that's right. >> it is officially spring. >> 7:15 last night? >> 7:21. but i don't keep track of these things. good morning, everyone. let's take a look at the national picture. you can see some below normal temperatures along the west coast and the great basin. also a lot of precipitation. right smack in the middle of the country we have warmer temperatures but rain. and although it is spring, don't tell that to folks in new
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england. we are going to have a mix of rain and snow in portions of new england. northern new england, you could see a few inches of snow. it turns over to all-rain because of this beautiful system, semibeautiful system, in the southeast. 80s, 70s, from tampa >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now back over to erica and chris. >> all right, mary, thanks. >> a story you're both going to want to pay attention to. these new guidelines still ahead
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coming up, big changes on car seat guidelines for your kids. you know, we always said when your child hits a year or 20 pounds you can turn them around. so they're facing the same way you're going in the car. not anymore. now we're hearing you should wait until they're 2 to turn that seat forward. >> we're going to tell you exactly what the american academy of pediatrics is recommending for all children up to age 12. we'll be right back. this is "the early show" here on cbs. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by dodge.
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take a look at the first warning doppler weather radar. we've had some showers overnight. many are going to the west. we'll get a break in the action here areawide. forecast showing a chance of showers and light showers at times today. 68 is the high. that's 13 above normal. now, over to kristy breslin. how's it going, k.b.?
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that's because of no electricity. the police officers are investigating several deaths and shootings over the weekend. >> reporter: three were killed and 13 wounded. a 4-year-old got a hold of a gun in this home sunday and accidentally shot himself. meanwhile, the detectives are trying to piece together why a few were shot in pimlico road. this stabbing left a 24-year- old dead. and there was a shooting on this street leaving a 21-year- old dead. we'll release more details later on. and a woman accused of killing her coworker will talk to a judge today. the washington post is reporting that the police are investigating whether stolen
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welcome back to "the early show." half past the hour now on a monday morning. a little bit of rain here in new york city. >> what happens when you start at 4:00 a.m. you hope to see the weather. >> i didn't see it this morning either. but hey, it is officially spring. just ahead this morning for you, very important news about child safety seats. there are new recommendations out today. your children, we're now told, should continue facing the rear of the car until they're 2 now. before we've been told you could turn them around at their first birthday as long as they were 20 pounds. not so anymore. >> the new rules also affect older children, as well. all the way up to the age of 12. dr. jennifer ashton will be here
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on the big changes that will impact millions of american families. it's news you have to be aware of. >> absolutely. first we want to get to jeff glor standing by at the news desk with a look at our top headlines. >> erica, good morning. good morning, everyone. u.s. officials say the allied air assault on libya callsed heavy damage but moammar gadhafi is promising a long war. rebel troops claim they've retaken the city of ajdabiya this morning. a cruise missile hit one of gadhafi's compounds in tripoli yesterday but u.s. officials say gadhafi was not the intended target. just his communications equipment. allied forces destroyed libyan tanks near benghazi, as well. and defense secretary robert gates says the u.s. expects to hand over control of the mission to an international coalition within days. >> we will have a military role in the coalition, but we will not have the preeminent role. >> rebel forces today say pro-gadhafi troops are using libyan civilians as human shields. japanese police now estimate more than 18,000 people died in the country's earthquake and the
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following tsunami. workers were evacuated again from the fukushima daiichi power plant this morning, after smoke was seen rising from the spent fuel storage area in at least one of the reactors, and more radiation has been discovered in the japanese food and water supply. there was a miracle rescue yesterday in japan. an 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson were pulled from their flattened home after being trapped for nine days. they survived, they said, by eating food from the kitchen. it's the wireless deal that could affect 130 million cell phone users. at&t is planning to buy t-mobile for $39 billion. if approved by federal regulators, the company would become the largest wireless provider in the u.s. severe weather in california, where more rain is expected today. heavy storms triggered mudslides in southern california. at least three inches of rain yesterday. that is the normal average for the month. about 30 people were evacuated in northern california. strong winds uprooted trees and
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fallen electric lines cut power for tens of thousands. a mystery off the coast of louisiana may have been solved. a large oily sheen was spotted in the gulf of mexico over the weekend. and oil was seen on beaches on grand isle south of new orleans. but the coast guard says it appears to be caused by sediment from the mississippi river. in san francisco, jury selection begins today in the trial of barry bonds. baseball's career home runs leader is accused of lying to a grand jury about steroids in 2003. he testified that he never knowingly took performance enhancing drugs. president obama is wrapping up his two-day trip to brazil this morning. last night the president went sightseeing with his family. he visits chile later today. and potential presidential candidate sarah palin is on a two-day visit to israel. she'll m
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there's so much focus this morning on libya as the u.s. and allied air attacks there on moammar gadhafi's forces. many of those attacks are actually coming from the u.s. air force base on the island of sicily. that's where we find this morning cbs news correspondent allen pizzey, with a closer look at what's happening there. allen, good morning. rather, good afternoon to you. it's an incredibly busy place where you are, i would imagine. >> it is, in a way, erica. and good afternoon, yes. it's not the hive of activity you might expect. planes have taken off this morning. there were some danish planes went, along with some american
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air force or navy, perhaps, surveillance aircraft. those are the kind of things that can jam radar signals and so on in libya. the interesting thing about sigonella air station is that it's pretty much a permanent u.s. base. it's a joint italian/american base. and it's been used here for a long time. it's one of seven bases in italy that have been offered for use for operation odyssey. the really important thing is its proximity to libya. it's one of the closest places allies can get in the mediterranean that's not on a ship. this is a mere 320 miles from the libyan capital tripoli. so in a fighter aircraft, area, that's a sniff, actually. >> that makes it one of the best conditions. there are seven bases throughout italy, but this makes it one of the best positions for the u.s. and the allies? >> it certainly is a very good place. in fact, one of the things being flown out of here are surveillance drones. a couple were seen landing or taking off yesterday. the drones are very, very important because they do the
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damage assessment. and damage assessment in this operation is vital. because there are going to be two sides to this story. the allies are going to say, listen, we're only hitting military targets, we didn't hit any civilians. on the ground there's going to be evidence presented of civilian targets being hit. and so the drones are particularly important for gathering intelligence information. and, of course, this place is an easy place for, as i said, the electronic surveillance planes. they don't even need to refuel in the air because they're so close to what they need to survey, erica. >> great information for us this morning. allen pizzey in sicily. allen, thanks. just ahead, is your child facing the wrong way in their car seat? brand-new guidelines this morning out for your child's car seat. they could save lives. you don't want to miss that coming up on "the early show."
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in this morning's "healthwatch," new car seat guidelines for kids just announced today. many parents have a general rule of them that after a child's first birthday he or she can sit in a front-facing car seat. well these new guidelines say that is wrong. and medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here to tell us exactly why. good morning, doc.
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>> that's right. they are wrong. good morning, chris. approximately 1,500 children under 16 years of age die in motor vehicle crashes each year in the u.s. and nearly half of these children were completely unrestrained. but now, new child restraint guidelines released today are aiming to help parents make more informed choices. >> it was hard. but he got through it. >> reporter: jim peralta always thought his grandson joel was safe and secure in his car seat. but in august of 2008, while the 18-month-old was strapped into a front-facing seat, his vehicle crashed into a tree at just 35 miles an hour. the boy's head was thrust violently forward, breaking his neck. >> if you or me that would be whiplash. to a small child who doesn't really have the bone and muscle in their neck, their skull literally comes off their spine. >> reporter: jim believes if joel had been in a rear facing seat he would not have sustained
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such rear injuries. >> the car seat functioned properly. everything functioned properly except that he broke his neck. and it just didn't make sense to me. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics now says that such extreme injuries could often be prevented by keeping children in rear-facing car seats longer. the odds of severe injury to forward-facing children is five times greater than children in rear-facing car seats. this is because the rear-facing seats distribute forces from a crash over the child's entire body. in guidelines published today, the aap advises parents to keep children in rear-facing car seats until 2 years of age, or until they reach the maximum height and weight allowed for their car seat. that's an increase of one year from the previous policy. joel, now 4, has regained the use of his arms and legs through intense physical therapy. his grandfather knows that he is one of the lucky ones. and hopes that the new guidelines change the way other children are protected. >> it should have happened
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earlier, obviously. but it didn't. and now it's there. and it's going to make a lot of kids safer. >> now these guidelines are a call to action for all pediatricians who should discussion with parents the safest way for children to ride in car seats. >> okay. there's five new recommendations now. >> right. they're pretty involved. first of all, for infants up to the age of 2, they need to be riding in a rear-facing car seat until the age of 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seats. toddlers 2 years of age and over should ride in forward-facing seats as long as possible. the third one is that kids should really use a booster seat until the ages of 8 to 12. which is significant. older kids should use lap and shoulder belts. and they need to be used correctly. they need to fit properly. and lastly, chris, all children less than 13 years of age need to be sitting in the back seat. >> some of those are going to be very difficult for parents to kind of get across to their kids. >> that's right. >> including having kids up to 12 years old in a booster seat
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and up to 13 sitting in the back. >> that's right. they mentioned age as part of the criteria and part of the guidelines. obviously you also have to base this on their hate and weight and with a third of children or more in this country being overweight or obese, weight is a problem. a lot of these models now extend to greater height and weight limits. so you want to check with the make of these car seats. and make sure they fit properly. >> and also never put an infant in front of an active air bag, too. >> correct. that's another big problem. >> dr. ashton, thank you. >> you bet, cries. coming up next, happy birthday to twitter. took just five years to change our lives from politics to pop culture with 200 million users and 1 billion tweets a week. this is "the early show" at cbs. follow me @chriswragge. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by dove visible care. visibly more beautiful skin from by dove visible care. visibly more beautiful skin from a body wash. e body wash with nutrium moisture. after 1 week we took their close-ups. when they saw how much more beautiful their skin looked they had only one question...
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twitter turns 5 today. the very first tweet was sent march 21st, 2006. and since then, the social networking tool has provided fuel for everything from ordinary everyday life to political rebellion. cbs' susan mcginnis has more this morning on twitter's revolution first half-decade. >> reporter: five years ago today, the social networking site twitter launched with a humble phrase from its founder, jack dorsey. just setting up my twitter. >> a couple years ago nobody had heard of twitter. and now all we talk about is twitter and social media. >> reporter: using a computer or smartphone, users send text messages of 140 characters or less to a group of friends, or followers. monsters, in just 48 hours you've raised a quarter of a million dollars for japan relief. it's important we help. entertainers like lady gaga, twitter's most popular user with an audience of nearly 9 million, uses the site to talk directly to the fans in realtime.
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and it isn't just pop stars and hollywood elite. >> here's why this matters to us. >> reporter: president obama is twitter's fourth most popular person with 7 million followers. compare that to when president clinton was in office, he claimed to have only sent two e-mails his entire time in the white house. >> president obama can use this to say hey, this is what's important. or he can use it to create a sense of personal connection. >> reporter: at first, twitter was written off by many as mundane moussings on ordinary events. going to the grocery store. need some fixin's for a salad. but today, with more than 200 million users, sending 140 million tweets per day, twitter has become more powerful than anyone could have imagined. earlier this year, protesters in egypt demanded the ouster of president hosni mub back and used twitter to organize their revolution. >> people can find out about an issue and take action immediately and that's really
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empowering. >> reporter: with its realtime updates and clear channel to the masses, twitter has moved beyond its humble instant messaging past and allows its followers to document and even change history. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> you are very good with twitter. i am not. >> what did i tell you four years ago? this thing is going to take off. >> if only i'd listened to you. it's amazing the impact it has had. and you really can learn so much from it. >> exactly. and so many people, too. you thought facebook was big and this is kind of catching up. it's amazing. >> send messages, short. >> 140 characters. >> like the rest of the show. ear going to take a quick break. [ clears throat ] hop to, gang. it's showtime. uh, do you know this guy? i'm not gonna cry, am i? only if you don't believe in the power of friendship. really? you guys are good. [ male announcer ] your favorite movies right when you want them. watch unlimited tv episodes and movies instantly through your game console or other devices,
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well, this is one of those stories i wish i could say there was a better ending to it. remember knut the polar bear? >> that sweet polar bear in the berlin zoo. >> we got some bad news with
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and welcome back to "the early show" here on a monday morning. it is the first official day of spring, and those snowflakes don't say spring -- >> i was going to say. and there's the snow. happy spring, everyone. >> central park. >> it looks lovely, doesn't it? i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. good to have you with us at the top of the hour. just ahead a fresh look of a viral video from australia and a bully who fought back. chances are you see this. we're back with the body slamming response. here it comes. it's not, though, what this kid is all about. casey heynes.
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it's a well-spoken young man, said he's been bullied for years. said he considered suicide at one point. was that the best way to handle it, though? a lot of people rooting for him. but also people wondering whether or not it sends the right message. we're going to be joined with a child psychologist who says sticking up for himself is actually not going to fix everything for casey but it could make his life worse. an important lesson for all of us as we look at that awful video. >> it's tough when you're bullied for as long as he had been bullied and the fact that the other kid did throw the first punch. we'll talk about that coming up. also the end of knut the polar bear. who didn't fall in love with this cute little guy? he was at the time one of the cutest little things you've ever seen. a look at the sudden and mysterious death at the berlin zoo over the weekend. the zoo said they didn't see anything wrong with him but others believe that knut had really suffered in captivety. dr. debbye turner bell traveled to berlin, a story that we filed a few years back and she's got a follow-up to this sad end to knut's life. he wasn't sick or anything, just going about his daily business and something tragically
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happened here. we'll try to get to the bottom of what happened. >> jeff glor is standing by at the news desk with a check of the other top headlines, including a few of the stories from overseas. >> indeed. good morning, everyone. this morning, allied aircraft are patrolling the skies over libya. the u.s. navy vice admiral says the air strikes have been very effective and pro-gadhafi forces are under significant stress. allied aircraft hit libyan tanks on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of benghazi. defense secretary robert gates is in russia this morning. he says the u.s. will not be in charge of the libyan mission for much longer. >> we expected in a matter of days to be able to turn over the primary responsibility to others. we will continue to support the coalition. we'll be a member of the coalition. we will have a military role in the coalition. but we will not have the preeminent role. >> cbs news correspondent mark phillips is in tripoli this morning. mark, good morning to you. what are we hearing from the gadhafi camp today?
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>> well, you mentioned there are forces in the field under stress. i think they're under some stress here, as well. particularly, of course, because of the hits within one of the gadhafi family compounds here in tripoli, of a cruise missile fired overnight. the gadhafi camp is saying that that appears to them to be a targeting of moammar gadhafi himself. the pentagon has said that gadhafi is not on their target list, but that's a difficult argument to make here when there's a collapsed building with a hole in its roof and cruise missile sports spread over it about 50 yards from the tent that gadhafi often uses. >> mark, is there a sense that gadhafi's support is wavering inside tripoli in the stronghold this morning? >> it's a difficult thing to read here. there are frequent demonstrations of support for gadhafi. they often look very orchestrated. it was a big one year yesterday at a funeral that they said was
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for civilian victims of the bombing. the allies say there haven't been any civilian victims of the bombing. another contradiction between the two. but you don't know. you see 200 people. you see 2,000 people in support. you see gangs traveling around town, firing their guns in the air. you don't really know what the people in their homes, civilians and people in their homes, are thinking. i think a lot of people are waiting to see which way this conflict will -- the way it's swinging to decide which way they're going to come down, jeff. >> all right, mark phillips in tripoli this morning. thank you. army tanks are on the streets of yemen's capital san thank you this morning but they're supporting demonstrators now. a senior general this morning has defected to the opposition and he called for yemen's president to step down as demanded by pro-democracy demonstrators. the estimated death toll from the massive earthquake and tsunami in japan is now more than 18,000. workers have been crippled fukushima daiichi power plant were evacuated this morning when smoke was seen coming from at
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least one reactor. potassium iodide pills used as a precaution against radiation poisoning are being made available to u.s. personnel in japan, and radiation has been found in the japanese food and water supplies. cbs news correspondent bill whitaker is in tokyo this morning. bill, want to ask you, what's the latest on that nuclear plant from what you're hearing? >> well, jeff, a setback at that crippled nuclear plant. smoke was seen once again rising from that crippled reactor number 3. now, that is the reactor that the americans are most concerned about. and right now, it's just not clear why that reactor is smoking. and this, after officials had been trumpeting some success at the plant. they've been able to reconnect electricity to all of the reactors, with the hope of getting giant pumps going again. so that those pumps could bring cold water in, and cool down those hot rods. if they can't get those pumps going again, they're considering what they're calling the chernobyl solution, and that is to encase the whole plant in
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sand and concrete. now, there was some good news. an 80-year-old woman and her 16-year-old grandson were rescued nine days after the tsunami brought her house down around them. both say they're doing well. that was good news amidst the bad. there have been traces of radiation found in spinach and milk from around the plant, as well as in water here in tokyo, 140 miles away. now the government says that the levels are so low that they create no problem for human health. but as you can imagine, that, plus the aftershocks, has people here on edge. jeff? >> i would imagine. all right, bill, thank you. gas prices keep climbing. the latest lundberg survey shows the national average for a gallon of gas is $3.57. that is seven cents higher than two weeks ago, and it's 76 cents higher than the same time last year. there's big merger news from the weekend. at&t says it wants to buy
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t-mobile for $39 billion. it would make it the largest cell phone company in the u.s. the deal, though, is expected to come under close scrutiny because of the possibility it might lead to fewer options and higher prices. in the midwest, the ohio river is rising after spring snow melt and some in illinois have been forced to leave their homes today. residents in iowa are also preparing for possible flooding in mason city in the next few days. and parts around sid si, australia got their share of rain. they received six week's worth of rain in only 24 hours. drivers had to be pulled from the rising floodwaters today. several major roads were closed down. it's 8:07. we head back to chris, erica and marysol. >> all right, jeff, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> we have some continuing issues out there with the rain, huh? >> oh, rain is definitely in the forecast for a lot of the nation. take a look at the map. we can show you, s
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let's go ahead and look at the first warning doppler weather radar. that's a little bit wet. we've had shower activity. we may have a thundershower. we're getting a break in the action, we'll have more coming later. the forecast calls for 68- degrees and normal a 56. then, we'll have patchy clouds, 45 degrees overnight. tomorrow, we'll start out partly sunny.
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simply bullied one too many times. casey said because of the bullying he had actually contemplated suicide a year ago. the bully there ended up with a scraped knee. casey has become, to many people, a hero. but was it the best way to handle the situation? joining us this morning, child psychologist dr. susan bartell. good to have you with us. >> thanks, erica. >> he has been, it seems, so many people are talking about this video and they're rallying behind him saying, good for you. you stood up for yourself. >> right. >> but is that really the right message to give? >> it's a complicated situation. first of all, i can completely understand how people feel themselves, that they wish they could have done that to someone who bullied them or someone who is bullying them now even, as an adult. i think we all are feeling many ways downtrodden in this society. so from that perspective, it's understandal. however, it seems to me, after so many years of being bullied, and of even being suicidal that he should have had another option. he should have felt that the adults in his life were there for him and were able to protect him from something like that. so the fact that he snapped is not okay.
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>> right. >> i feel bad for him. and i worry about kids like him, who, at 17 or 18 with a gun in their hand might have an even more drastic response to someone bullying them. >> so let's break this down a little more. he said he contemplated suicide at one point. not that you ever want to tell somebody to beat up kids it would seem this is a better option than taking your own life. >> it's better certainly because the bully didn't end up critically injured. >> right. >> it may have had a very different take if this child had also been injured. >> you mention the importance of parents. >> right. >> we're learning bits and pieces about casey. we don't know everything that happened over the last couple years but when you're dealing with a child who's being bullied, a lot of times they may not be comfortable coming to you as a parent, even as a teacher because they're feeling so beat upon. >> exactly. they feel beat upon and also kids feel embarrassed. they feel like they should be able to stand up, especially in this case to a kid who was smaller than him. kids don't always come to you, which means that you as a teacher, a parent, a coach,
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anyone who is in a child's life has to be looking for this to be happening and it often happens very much under the radar. >> yep. >> and you have to be looking for signs that your child is in that much distress. signs of sadness. signs of depression. doing badly in school. no one's calling you for a play date or for a birthday party. your child has retreated into themselves. you have to be looking for those things. and then asking questions and making sure you're finding out what's going on in every aspect of your child's life. >> so let's see if you think your child is being bullied or if there's a child watching right now who understands where casey is because they're in that same situation, what is a better course of action? >> a better course of action, even though it seems that this was amazing, that he was able to do this, would have been for him to walk away. would have been for him to immediately take the power away from the bully, who was punching him in the face, and just run away. walk away and go and find the principal, the guidance counselor, teacher and tell them what had just happened to him. because those adults are really in a position to stop a child who is a bully. whereas he is really not. because he is, after so many
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years of this, extremely downtrodden, depressed, and feeling hopeless. >> it's a crazy situation. is it ever worth it to a little kid to tell them about how you feel? use your words, not your hands? can you say that when you're older? i don't like the way you're bullying me? >> no. i don't think that's realistic. that's an ideal we would like kids to be able to do that. and there are some kids who can do that in such a strong voice that the bully will push away. but in most cases the child really, to keep themself safe and even to keep another child safe who is bullying them so that they don't explode after so many years, is really to leave the situation. and that does take the power away from the bully. because now you're not there for them to bully you anymore. >> good to have you with us. great advice. thanks so much. just ahead the sudden, mysterious death of knut, the much-loved polar bear, his fans are in mourning this morning. so many people want answers. we're going to get you some. you're watching t"the early sho" on cbs. amy, you're gonna love college.
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there are a lot of questions this morning over the sudden death of knut, the world's most famous polar bear. cbs news correspondent and resident veterinarian dr. debbye turner bell is with us this morning with more on this. >> good morning, chris. there's no question that knut was adorable but animal rights activists have always questioned his quality of life. and now everyone is questioning why he died. the polar bear exhibit at the berlin zoo stood empty sunday afternoon. 33 following the death of its most famous resident. knut. the beloved polar bear was in his enclosure saturday afternoon, when he suddenly collapsed in front of more than 600 visitors. he was only 4 years old. this zoo keeper says they were all shocked. one moment he was in the water. and the next, he was dead. he said knut wasn't sick. but they don't know why he died. knut captured the hearts of millions around the world in 2007 when, as a cub, his mother rejected him. leaving him in the hands of zookeepers.
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the only polar bear to ever be raised by humans, knut became an instant sensation with 3 million visitors a year. >> his name is knut. >> reporter: his own feature film, and even a cover shot on "vanity fair" magazine. the adorable cup grew attached to his human caretakers. but as he got older and bigger he became too large and dangerous to interact with human beings. prompting critics to speculate he was lonely and depressed. we visited knut in 2008. and asked his keepers then if he was living in a healthy environment. >> he's much addicted to humans. and he's not missing the keepers and he's very happy with the situation. >> reporter: as visitors mourn the loss of the adorable bear, and veterinarians prepare for a necropsy, the animal version of an autopsy, animal rights activists are placing blame on the zoo. >> knut was observed displaying
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behaviors that indicated that he had gone mad from confinement. he paced constantly, and swayed. it was obvious to, you know, anyone who knew what to look for that captivity was driving him insane. >> reporter: considering polar bears typically live up to 20 or 30 years in captivity, no matter what the reason behind knut's death, one thing is clear, it came too soon. after today's necropsy there may be some preliminary findings of the cause of knut's death. if it was a structural defect of his anatomy like a heart defect, it could be days or weeks. >> life expectancy in captivity -- >> 20 up to 30 years. for a young, hardy bear, all indications was that he was healthy, his behavior was normal and he had reached his teenage years, his prime. so he should not have been a candidate to die. when they're very young they're
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vulnerable to death. but he'd gotten past that point. >> like we heard from the one young lady in the piece, the animal rights activists who feel maybe the treatment there, living in captivity is not good for these animals. you were out there in berlin, what did you think? >> i absolutely was. i saw him. he seemed to be a normal, healthy young bear. he didn't see the behavior that they are talking about. in fact, he mugged for the visitors that were there whenever there were people there. he came up. he waved. he stood up. he swam in the pool to get as close to them as possible. very curious. so, it's unlikely that his circumstances, being in captivity, is the reason for his death. of course, we won't know until they actually do the postmortem and get the results back. >> as far as how long that takes. is it similar to an autopsy with human beings as far as the expeditious way? >> yeah, the veterinarians are going to do is almost exactly like an autopsy. they're going to take samples of tissue. they're going to take blood samples. they'll test for toxicities, look for structural deeffects. and hopefully we'll know
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weekend. >> reporter: in total, 13 wounded and 3 were killed. a 4-year-old got a hold of a gun and accidentally shot himself. meanwhile, the detectives are trying to piece together why two were shot in pimlico road. also, a stabbing that left a 24- year-old dead. and a shooting on this street. it killed a 21-year-old. the police will release the details later on this morning. in florida, a woman from here is missing. the 35-year-old grew up in parkville and went missing last week. she was last scene in clear water. the detectives found her car abandoned several miles south of her home. in less than two hours, the constellation will be back to the inner harbor. it's returning from the shipyard.
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>> i don't know what you guys are talking about. >> weather! >> i'm sorry. >> welcome back to "the early show." chris wragge, erica hill, jeff glor, marysol castro. >> the weather. >> i'm just the messenger. >> but we can blame her anyway. >> just ahead, this morning, prince william is heading home today, after firsthand look at disaster damage in new zealand. and a quick stop to see australia, as well. had a great reception there. if it wasn't for his upcoming wedding, maybe he would have stayed a little bit longer. or maybe after the wedding he'll go back. oh! he had a few comments that have people talking now. we're going to get a review of his trip and, of course, the latest wedding news. our royal watcher victoria arbiter is in london for us this morning. i believe it is 38 days until the big day. >> all right. keep counting. also ahead, pauley perrette known to millions of "ncis" fans as abby. she is sheer and she's going to tell us what's cooking on that top-rated cbs drama. over 20 million viewers a week
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watching this show right now. so like i said, she's going to tell us what's cooking. and then the real big surprise, she's actually going to stick around and cook with us. >> i love it. we're putting her to work. >> just a dynamo in the kitchen. i'm kidding. she'll be the first to admit, doesn't know her way around the kitchen. but it's okay, she's got friends with her and she's about to open a bake shop with those friends featuring heir mom's recipes. she used to kick up some great southern treats like bread pudding. >> i may or may not have -- >> eaten? >> just a little. i wanted to make sure you guys -- >> and it's very good? >> delicious. >> if only the weather were as delicious this morning. in some areas of the country it
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all right, good morning, it's mild, temperatures in the mid-to upper 40s. here's the doppler radar. we've had a big slug of moisture. we'll get a break in the action and more is coming our way for this first full day of spring. it sounds great. it's 13 above normal. normal a 56 degrees. can't rule out a light thunderstorm. 45 and partly cloudy overnigh. tomorrow, >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to erica.
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♪ >> this morning prince william is making plenty of friends down under and looking every bit the future king as he wraps up a visit to disaster stricken new zealand and australia. he is now heading back to london, all eyes, of course, focused on the royal wedding, which i was counting wrong, it's 39 days away. sorry. i'm getting ahead of myself i'm so excited. cbs news royal contributor victoria arbiter joins us from outside buckingham palace this morning. always good to have you with us. boy, this has been quite the trip for prince william, especially in australia where i suppose we could say that within the commonwealth australia is as perhaps maybe not as supportive of the monarchy as some other areas. but he had a great reception. >> he did. and it's been a tremendous trip. we have to remember that william went there not to enjoy himself. he was working. and it's been an emotional five days. yesterday he was even moved to tears when he met 11-year-old blake wright. blake's brother sacrificed himself in order that blake be rescued first. and william, having lost his mother himself, he can well appreciate the grief that these
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people are experiencing. on top of that, he's a search and rescue pilot, so he can really idea with what's going on down under. >> an important connection there. it's ultimately interesting to watch him on these visits that we've seen him do over the last couple of weeks. he seems much more at ease than he used to at these appearances. almost as if he's enjoying himself. >> he does. i think he's actually really enjoyed this interaction with the public. whether that is kate i'm not sure. but he's much more confident. as he gets more defined within the royal family i think there's going to be great things for him. >> as you pointed out, this was part of a tour of disaster areas and very somber occasion in many ways. but there were lighter moments. we see him smiling there. and plenty of focus in new zealand and australia on the royal wedding. in fact, he brought it up a few times, people in the crowd brought it up. >> that's right. there has been william mania. everyone is so excited. and he pretty much encouraged the entire country to come and stand up by the abbey and wave
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the australian flag. one girl screamed out marry me, prince william. and he said, i'm sorry, you're too late. he even hinted at returning to australia for honeymoon. if the honeymoon doesn't pan out he promised to go back very soon with kate. i think they're going to be a very popular couple. >> you can imagine they will told him to that promise. we are less than 40 days away now. what is the latest we know in terms of preparations, victoria? >> london is getting pretty. right behind me all the staff folding has come down from the various places they've been cleaning. flags have gone up. today i had a tour of the royal news. tomorrow i'm going to reveal to youed carriage william and kate will take from westminster abbey back to buckingham palace. >> i can't wait for that. a plumb assignment for you this morning. victoria arbiter, thanks. >> thank you. erica, thank you. the cbs crime drama "ncis" continues to be tv's top-rated scripted series. much of its popularity can be traced to pauley perrette who fays forensic scientist and tech
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guru abby sciuto. >> what do you got? >> other than my respect and adulation for the human ability -- >> is it dead or alive? >> it's neither. it's like a zombie. if you don't kill the brain, it doesn't die. so we were able to transplant the flash memory chip. dr. mcfrankenstein, if you please. >> and joining us here this morning, pauley perrette. pauley, good morning. >> good morning. >> we have a little joke here. everyone screws up your character's name and it drives your fans absolutely crazy. >> i just asked him if he noticed. and he did. he said it exactly correct but then they said don't say scooto. >> we thought to excite them a little bit. congratulations. good to see you first of all. congrats on everything. >> thank you. >> 20 million viewers a week. >> mm-hmm. >> in its eighth season right now. it's reached such a level of popularity. i guess it didn't start off this
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way. did you ever think, wow, this is going to take a little time for this to catch on? >> we've been on an upward trajectory since the beginning and it kept growing and growing and growing. it's been incredible. the cast and the crew all love our show. so, and we're just nothing but grateful and happy. it's the greatest job. >> isn't it amazing, though, like the first couple of years i think they were attributing a lot of the show's success to mark harmon and some of the other actors. now they're not even mentioned. it's all about you. >> no. it's all about everybody. >> it's just -- >> it's really, i think, just the collective efforts of everyone making a show. and also the fact that we all love our show. and we're all having a blast. is what makes it what it's about. >> but your character, abby, she becomes kind of like this cult favorite. there's now what's called an abby effect out there that you're having this kind of role model influence on a lot of younger young ladies who now have taken interest in what you do on the show and want to do this as a career.
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>> i always clarify that abby is a great role model. and that's her. not me. the lines get blurred. i'm not nearly that smart or focused. she has this fictional tv character has been really encouraging to young girls, especially to go into math and science, for real. >> now you were actually getting your masters in forensic science, then all of a sudden you're bartending, you get the acting bug, you move to hollywood and now you're on television and you're playing a forensic scientist. >> yeah, with criminology. undergrad with sociology, psychologist and criminology. yeah, it's strange. and i've been in film and television for a long time until it came around full circle. and now i'm playing a forensic scientist. it has a lot of big words involved and that helps. >> got a little bit of background. the whole recognizability of fame. the fact that you are as recognizable as you are, have you warmed up to that a little bit, being recognized on the streets and the things people say to you? >> you know, everybody's really nice and very excited. people get excited to see abby,
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you know. i'm not abby. i'm a random saturday. but it's, you know, it's a -- it's quite -- it's a phenomenon. >> yes? >> definitely. i mean, usually i'm not wearing ponytails. but it's so raining here today. it's so rainy in new york. >> do you ever go without the bangs? >> oh, yes. >> okay, i don't want to be -- >> i have little tricks but they don't work anymore. no. it's over. >> 20 million viewers a week. we were talking earlier on the program it's the fifth anniversary of twitter. and i know that twitter is huge. you're huge on twitter. >> i was never on twitter. don't want any social networks sites and me and my friend here today we were helping with a women's homeless shelter that was going to be closed. he said get a twitter account, we can definitely raise all this money and once you're on there i was so grateful for people raising money and then i became like a twitter-aholic. it's addicting.
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>> you need to tweet this. >> tweet this? >> okay. i tweeted yesterday. >> you're going to come back and you're going to cook with us in a couple of minutes. you're great in the kitchen. >> no, i'm not great in the kitchen. i'm not. my friends are. and they're opening a bakery in honor of my mother. i lost my mother in 2002. and she was a southern and loved to cook and bake and everything. so they cook and they're awesome. i'm just the best friend, and the daughter of the mom. >> well those are good friends to have. we'll have you back for the baking segment in a couple of minutes. stay with us, pauley. that's pauley perrette. she's going to stay with us. we're going to head over to the kitchen and check out some of those great southern recipes that are very close to your heart. and that's coming up. and of course you can see a new episode of "ncis" tomorrow 8:00, 7:00 central right here on cbs. you're going to want to tune in for that. now here's erica. >> chris, thanks. women own and operate 40% of all the businesses in america. but the idea of starting your own business can be a little intimidating for obvious reasons. but that's where so-called turnkey cops come in.
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here to tell us what they are, how you can perhaps own onen our own is jen groover, author of "what if? and why not," how to transform your fears into action and help start the business of your dreams. >> thank you. >> what is a turnkey business? >> a turnkey company is a company that already has products developed, operations in place and they've invested a lot of money in marketing, advertising to build brand recognition which is the most dpaunting part about starting a company. so they've done all the work for you so you can turn the key and start today. >> basically you can order a kit. you have a number of different examples for us for different businesses. the first one is for books. >> right. upworm books or more. it's great for moms with small children. the products are focused around small children. when you have these parties or partner with a school or charity event or church you can bring your kids along if you don't want to pay for a baby-sitter or child care. easy to get started. a smaller kit is $64. and a larger kit, so each kit across the border, the larger
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you get, the quicker you can turn over and grow your company. the more products. you can start at low risk. $64 for a small kit, $150 for a larger one and most of the representatives make on average 25% of their sales. >> okay. so that's pretty good. that's one option for you, books. we're going to get to some of the ones that you probably are most familiar with. the pampered chef, the avon, which has been around forever. >> exactly. >> jewelry is really growing though. i have a number of girlfriends i've noticed have started doing jewelry. >> and women love jewelry. so it's an op vus thing. silpada is amazing brand recognition. it's fashionable but affordable jewelry. the representatives can start for $200 and get a choice of one to three different types of kits. you pick the image you think most of your customers would really like and they make great money, 50% back. >> oh, wow. >> and they get amazing discounts for all the jewelry so they can wear it and be the walking billboard. that's amazing. >> that's how you spur your sales. that's for jewelry. here is, as we mentioned, a little bit ago, avon is probably
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one of the most well-known. >> right. >> it is a turnkey brand. >> the grandmother of turnkey companies is actually turning 125 years old this year. >> oh. >> and it's amazing company because its really endorses women empowerment. and they allow you, if you are a mother, and you have teen girls or preteen girls to start your businesses together. and entry fee for this is $10. >> that's it? >> very low. >> and you mention 125 years. is this fergie on the cover? >> yes, they are working with a lot of different celebrity brands. most representatives can make anywhere from 20% to 50% from avon. >> we're a little tight on time. mary kay which is, of course, another option. but before leaving the makeup behind, pampered chef, a lot of people have been doing more pampered chef parties. >> foodies who love to entertain. it's a great way to entertain. use the products to demonstrate. budget friendly recipes and people can take part in the parties. to get started $80 for a smaller kit. and then you can have $150 for a larger kit. more products. more brochures. and most of the pampered chef
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representatives make from 20% to 31%. >> we're pretty consistent on what you're laying out and taking in here. which is not a bad ratio. >> right. except for this is a little more expensive to get involved. you have to get interviewed. $1250 but you can make it in two payments. you're getting clothes. most representatives make that after their first party. the best part about the brand is it's classic fashion. so it goes from season to season. and it doesn't age. >> timeless things that you can wear in all different fabrics as you saw. the last one that we have here. >> shackly. number one natural nutrition product company in the united states. right now. and they're always researching and developing. easy to get started for $40. now if you want to get products, you can get the mini kit for $300 or a larger kit for $600. >> you can make up to 50% of your sales. >> anywhere from 20% to 50% on these, as well. >> all great options.
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jen groover, thanks for bringing this. for more on these turnkey companies logon to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by campbell's. to help you eat well and feel good, it's amazing what soup can do. >> all right. we're back. please stop playing with the spatula. pauley perrette of "ncis" along with her good friends darren glean glat and matthew sandusky. next month they're opening donna bell's bake shop inspired by pauley's mom and her recipes. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's talk about this relationship before we do start. how did this come about? how long have you been friends and why take on an idea like this? >> 20 years. but darren is the sort of started as a food truck. >> as a reaction to the economy and people wanting something that was really humble and tasty and inexpensive. started as a food truck. >> and he was -- he would spend time with my mother in alabama.
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and was always really -- he's a yankee. >> let's get to the northeasterner who loves southern food. one of many. >> and with donna bell, i'll be your sous chef and i just wanted to watch what was happening. >> she had some great recipes. this is really homage to her, correct? >> yes. >> bread pudding here? this was one of her specialties? >> have you ever heard of a humming bird cake? >> no. >> there's humming bird cake in the south. >> no real humming birds were harmed. >> that's true. and she made it into a bread pudding. >> okay. >> so it was all the ingredients from the cake, which was crushed pineapple, pecans, bananas, coconuts, that's what was in the cake and we pud put it into the bread pudding. >> let's make it. >> i'm going to watch. >> pauley, you're working. >> i'll go like this. >> you're strictly the friend. you don't do any of the cooking. we want to make that clear. great actress, not great in the kitchen. >> i cheer lead. i'm mass cot. >> so guys, let's treat this as
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kind of a little cooking assignment. what are we putting in here for the folks at home? >> we have six eggs and three cups of milk. simply can make it in ten minutes. but we're going to make knit one. >> the trick of television. >> obviously. >> cinnamon. and sugar. >> that's a lot of sugar. >> that's a cup of sugar. but when you see how big this is, people talk about -- >> yeah -- >> i think anything in moderation. you see that everything is natural and it's real food, and real ingredients. there's no preserve touches. and so, it's about -- >> how about -- >> we're actually opening a little bake shop in new york city in the neighborhood that we met in 20 years ago. >> it's named off my mom who was donna bell. >> nice to see the friendship lasted as well. >> matthew lives out in los angeles with me. we've been friends forever and darren stole matthew away from me. because he's a great baker.
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>> they called me and i said let me think about it. and then like two hours later i called him back. i'm ready to come. >> how long will we be mixing this up for? >> it's mixed. it just has to sit for about 15, 20 minutes and then you can pour it into a casserole. >> like this. >> and throw it in the oven for how long would it be in the oven for? >> it goes in for about 30, 35 minutes at 350. >> really? >> recipe's on your website. >> oh, the recipe's on the website. >> mentioned the website already. nice job. >> it smells really good. >> all the pineapple. >> that's one of the signature items we're going to be able to see did. what about this? this is something that we can enjoy if we were to come -- >> you can enjoy some of these. >> this is donna bell, pauley's mom's recipe for banana pudding. this is coconut cake. we're also doing a lot of savories, southern inspired savories. bacon bleu cheese drop biscuits. this is pimento cheese and
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cheddar drop biscuits. that is a chocolate cupcake with chocolate coconut ganache. >> oh, gosh. >> okay. >> southern peach. southern peach -- >> cinnamon, and ginger. >> nice job with the streusel on top. >> thanks. >> gentlemen, thank you. >> that one is -- >> vanilla cupcakes. >> i can barely eat. >> guys, thank you all very much. seriously. got to run here. >> yay. >> thank you. obviously you can get our recipes at the website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. congratulations. continued success. >> thank you. >> this is the "early"y" [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. call now and you'll get this special bonus: $100 back. there's no term contract required. if you don't absolutely love fios, you can cancel anytime with no early termination fee.
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well, one thing is for sure, we have a brand-new breakfast favorite here. bread pudding is out of this world. really good stuff. >> delicious. >> thank you darren, thank you pauley, thank you very much for coming. >> thank you. >> bread pudding, big thumbs up. >> two thumbs up.
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>> the bacon bleu cheese drop biscuit is unreal. >> you got it. >> everything is better. >> i'm just going to take a ladldl,,,,,,,,,,,,
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cardboard no, delicious yes. so where's the fiber? maybe it's in the honey clusters. [ male announcer ] fiber one. cardboard no, delicious yes. it's mild and a wet start to the new season. we have some peek of blue sky. >> it's mild. if you're just joining us, good morning. the temperatures aren't far from 50 degrees. we're actually going for a high today of right around 68 degrees. mostly cloudy skies. clearly warm. as we look at first warning doppler weather radar. we've had rain and more rain coming in at times. 50% of the time between now and the end of the school and work day, you'll need a umbrella. tonight, an overnight of 45.
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we'll keep the high around 60 degrees normal was 56. there are several deaths investigated this weekend. including that of a 4-year-old. don, in total, three were killed and 13 others wounded. the police are investigating how this 4-year-old got a hold of a gun sunday and accidentally shot himself. they're also trying to piece together why two were shot in pimlico road. also, a stabbing that left a 24- year-old dead. and a shooting on this street killing a 21-year-old. the police will release more details in the cases later on this morning ing. the woman accused of killing her yoga coworker will face is judge today.
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the washington post is reporting that there was a dispute over stolen merchandise that could have lade to the attack. she claimed they were attacked by two masked armed robbers. two separate drug busts happened this weekend. a separate bust showed crystal meth. and a woman convicted of killing her friend in a drunk driving crash is sentenced to two years in prison. she was behind the wheel in 2009 when her car crashed in virginia. a 22-year-old was killed and a soccer player was injured. she had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit at the time. and baltimore's first annual greek week is underway. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake kicked off the celebration yesterday.
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